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Ad Hoc Captures
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2019 03:31PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

Ad hoc captures are generated in a classroom but outside of the normal class schedule. Ad hoc captures can be associated with a particular section when they are initiated, or published to a section later through the Echo360 interface. Ad hoc captures are captures that are generated outside of a regular class schedule that can be initiated in multiple ways.

Ad hoc captures ‚Äčare created any managed capture device:

  • SafeCapture HD (SCHD)
  • Echo360 Pro (Pro)
  • Echo360 Pod (Pod)
  • Classroom Capture Software
  • Universal Capture: Classroom Software

Like scheduled captures, when an ad hoc capture is completed (user clicks Stop Capture), the raw capture files are automatically uploaded to Echo360 for processing.

NOTE: Admin-initiated ad hoc captures not associated with a section will ONLY appear on the Admin's Captures page. Instructor-initiated captures can be published to a selected course or the instructor's Library page. If Library is selected, the capture will appear on the LIBRARY page where it can be viewed or edited before publishing to one or more classes.

In either case, the capture will need to be published to be viewable by other users.

Start Capture button

If enabled, instructors can use the Start Capture button, located in the main toolbar of the Instructor interface to initiate an ad hoc capture. For information on using the Start Capture button, see Creating an Ad Hoc Capture

Legacy device Web UI

The legacy device Web UI is available for any managed capture device. For information on using the legacy device Web UI, see Captures and the legacy device Web UI.

Universal Capture

If enabled, instructors can use the Universal Capture button, located in the main toolbar of the Instructor interface, to access the Universal Capture: Online interface.
Administrators can access either Universal Capture: Online or Universal Capture: Device from the ROOMS tab to initiate and/or control an ad hoc capture.
For more information on using the Universal Capture, see Access Universal Capture and Start a Recording with Universal Capture.

Front Panel of a Capture Appliance

For an Echo360 Pro appliance, users can simply press the Record button on the front of the device. The configured "one-touch profile" input settings are used for the capture. For more information, see Start an ad hoc recording.

For an Echo360 Pod appliance, users can simply press the Record icon on the touchscreen the device. The configured "one-touch profile" input settings are used for the capture. For more information, see Start an ad hoc recording. Also, know that the Echo360 Pod supports the use of a few USB cameras for capturing video. See Using USB Cameras with the Echo360 Pod.

Device Monitor

Alternately, you can obtain a Delcom device monitor light and install the device monitor software available from Echo360, to initiate and control ad hoc captures within the classroom. If you use the Device Monitor and Delcom light, a user must be logged in to the PC for the device and software to work.
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